Eugène Nielen Marais

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Eugène Nielen Marais

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Daspoort, Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek, Suid Afrika
Death: March 29, 1936 (65)
Pelindaba, Transvaal, Suid Afrika (Selfmoord)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Christiaan Nielen Marais and Catharina Helena Cornelia van Niekerk
Husband of Petronella Johanna Elizabeth Marais and Aletta Marais
Father of Eugène Nielen Gerard Marais and <private> Marais
Brother of Elizabeth Petronella Wilhelmina Niemeyer; Catharina Mynhardina Onkruydt Marais; Charles Gerhardus Marais; Hendrik Cornelius Marais; Gezina Constantia ''Jess'' Marais and 6 others

Occupation: Poet, author, journalist, poet, naturalist, lawyer
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About Eugène Nielen Marais

South African Lawyer, naturalist, poet and writer

Eugene Nielen Marais

(1871-1936) He is usually regarded as the herald of the true Afrikaans poetry. His "Winternag" was used as a symbol of the impact of Afrikaans writing. He did not write war poems, but his sombre moods, loneliness and yearning for death, his compassion with child suffering, nature and its creatures and moments of optimism are reflected in his work. He is discussed fully later in this series. see

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Eugène Nielen Marais's Timeline

January 9, 1871
Daspoort, Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek, Suid Afrika
March 29, 1936
Age 65
Pelindaba, Transvaal, Suid Afrika